In the Words of Gold Five "Stay on Target"
January has come and gone. Hell just yesterday I wanted to write a blog about what to do after Nanowrimo. Yesterday was apparently months and months ago. Oops.
Gosh darn it, time and it’s flying aspects. See what I’m about to do is create an elaborate metaphor in which Time is the dark side ala Ti Fighters… and as the rebel force you must defeat time to create an amazing story, or novel, or body of work.
It’s really very clever, right? Sweet.
So a month has gone by, I hate to say this but as far as writing goes I’ve done barely any so far. A few sketches, and a decent amount of blogging. But my many faceted focus has taken me from writing. And sending out query letters? I think I’ve sent out two this year.
The time has come to recesses my schedule (which is actually abundant with time).
At the same time I need to narrow my focus, at least on writing projects – two novels, sketches, screen plays, poetry, etc.
Right now I’m going to declare February ‘Funny February’ and let everything else sit. My goal is:
- create a sketch comedy packet of 5 to 10 of my funniest short sketches.
- film 3 sketches
- get 2 sketches up on UCB’s ‘Not Too Shabby’
- create a solid 20 minute sketch show (for stage)
I almost added more goals there – see what happens. I open up a little and suddenly they’re all over me. I don’t even know where they came from!. Gold leader Gold leader!
Gold Leader: They’re coming in! Three marks at 2-10!
Gold Leader: It’s no good, I can’t maneuver!
Gold Five: Stay on target.
Gold Leader: *We’re too close!*
Gold Five: Stay on target!
Gold Leader: [shouts] Loosen up!
Gold Five: Gold Five to Red leader, lost Tiree, lost Dutch.
Red Leader: I copy, Gold Leader.
Gold Five: It came from… behind!